I have always been into photography but going to Yosemite, getting a chance to use some new equipment, and having some good guides and instructors suddenly go my motivation up to a new level again. I always intended to spend more time on photos as my official “work” diminished and have more time but I am trying to up my schedule.
So, I plan to learn more about technical issues like white balance, better use of flash, better use of tripod, experimenting with depth of field, night shots, and intentional blur (motion). I know how to do all of these things but had gotten lazy about actually incorporating them into pics. I had just become a snapshooter with some good equipment. Now I am going to learn to use the equipment to the max! I also intend to do a better job of post processing as up to now I have been taking the easy route with light adjustments through picasa. Time to learn to process raw and use photo shop the way they were intended.
However, the quality and composition of my pics aren’t up to the others I would like to emulate, but here are some I did while running around the city in the last few days trying to pay more attention to technical issues.
Watching the Lowe’s project continuing to rise.
A single wall section all on it's own.
The bottom of the bolts that hold the walls up.
The brace above the anchor.
Bracing and the plumb line to line up the forms.
Rebar that will support the floor.
High noon at the palace of fine art.
Palace of Fine Arts under a big sky.
The Roman ladies draped over the columns.
Can you say depth of field?
We all take too many pics of flowers, but they are so beautiful!
Some Shiva Goddess in front of City Hall.
City Hall silhouetted by sunset.